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What are typical job salaries by state?

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The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates includes annual mean wages for select jobs in each state. As of 2014, for example, the annual mean wage was $32,970 for bailiffs in Missouri, and $44,590 for bailiffs in Maryland.

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Typical job salaries and wages vary widely with time, place and job. The May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates divides annual mean wages not only by state, but also by major occupational groups within each state, such as management occupations, computer and mathematical occupations, personal care and service occupations, legal occupations and production occupations.

The following are additional sample annual mean wages for sample occupations according to the report. Legislatures in Hawaii have an annual mean wage of $58,760, while those in Connecticut have an annual mean wage of $37,640. Post-secondary business teachers in California make a mean wage of $97,410, while those in that same category in Alabama make a mean wage of $93,610.

The website also has industry profiles where visitors can view national estimates, including employment RSEs, mean hourly wages, mean annual wages and mean wage RSEs for particular industries on a national level. Users can also view the percent of industry employment.

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